DIRT IN THE GATE MOVIES are back for its THIRD annual extravaganza of classic genre movies!
Welcome to GRINDFEST 2019!
Our search of film archives the world over continues to source rare 35mm prints and are STOKED for them to be seen on the big screen in their original native release format, some of which haven’t been seen theatrically in the UK for YEARS!
Expect some surprises/give aways/short films/vintage trailers during the mind melting weekend of celluloid treats!
An exclusive 2 DAY GRINDFEST PASS will give you access to ALL of the following screenings (You must be 18 years or over to purchase and use a 2 day pass)
Individual film tickets are also available.
Food options at the Shelley Theatre will also be available throughout Saturday including an option to pre-order breakfast.
19:00 Friday 20th September 2019
TALES FROM THE CRYPT- DEMON KNIGHT (1995) | 92m | 1.85:1| Dolby Stereo| Dir. Ernest R. Dickerson
Grindfest 2019 kicks off with a bang! Ex-soldier Frank Brayker (William Sadler) is the guardian of an ancient key that can unlock tremendous evil. The sinister but charming Collector (Billy Zane) is a demon who wants the key so he can initiate the apocalypse. On the run from wicked mercenaries for almost 90 years, Brayker finally stops in at a boarding house in New Mexico where, with the help of its quirky residents; he plans to face off against the Collector and his band of ghouls, preventing them from ever seizing the key.
21:10 Friday 20th September 2019
SUSPIRIA (1977) | 92m | 2.35:1 | Dir. Dario Argento
Arguably Dario Argento’s finest work can only truly be appreciated on the big screen and we are thrilled to be including this classic in our line-up. Suzy (Jessica Harper) travels to Germany to attend an exclusive ballet school. When she arrives late on a stormy night, she sees Pat (Eva Axén) another student, fleeing from the doors. The next day, Suzy is welcomed to her new school but has a difficult time settling in. She hears noises, and often feels ill and as people begin to die, Suzy uncovers a terrifying secret history which will change her life forever.
11:45 Saturday 21st September 2019
THE RETURN OF SWAMP THING (1989) | 88m | 1.85:1 Stereo| Dir. Jim Wynorsky
‘He’s got a grudge ‘coz they turned him to sludge!’
The long awaited wacky sequel to Wes Craven’s SWAMP THING which many claim as being superior and based on DC Comics character of the same name. A beautiful horticulturist visits her stepfather to discover the mystery behind her mother’s untimely death. Her stepfather wants to kill her to create his immortality serum, but the Swamp Thing comes to her rescue. The two become an unlikely couple, hunted by the insane Dr. Arcane and his horde of mutant creatures.
14:00 Saturday 21st September 2019
THE HIDDEN (1987) | 97m | 1.85:1 | Dir. Jack Sholder
Premiere magazine once called this movie, ‘One of the best films you’ve never seen’. They were right and we’re delighted to be able to bring this classic to GRINDFEST. The focus of this guilty pleasure would be a spoiler but expect a fast paced, car chasing, host swapping, edge of your seat horror thriller with FBI agent (Kyle MacLachlan) and homicide detective (Michael Nouri) on the hunt of otherwise law abiding citizens causing havoc across the city.
16.15 Saturday 21st September 2019
WICKED, WICKED (1973) | 95m | Anamorphic Duo-Vision | Dir. Richard L. Bare
‘Twice The Tension, Twice The Terror!’
‘No Glasses, All You Need Are Your Eyes!’
Screening in its original Duo-Vision process at GRINDFEST!
Simmons (Roger Bowen), the manager of a seaside hotel in California, has a problem: Guests are turning up dead, and Sgt. Ramsey (Scott Brady), the hotel’s detective, has no information as to the identity of the murderer. The only thing anybody knows is that the killer wears a strange mask and has a fondness for blonde women. As Ramsey tracks down a list of suspects, Lisa (Tiffany Bolling), the hotel’s lounge singer, finds herself in danger.
18.50 Saturday 21st September 2019
RAZORBACK (1984) | 95m | 2.35:1 Panavision| Dolby Stereo| Dir. Russell Mulcahy
Before he directed the cult classic Highlander (1986), music video creator Russell Mulcahy adapted this stylish Ozploitation horror film from the novel by Peter Brennan. Gregory Harrison stars as Carl Winters, a grief-stricken American husband who has come to a remote corner of Australia to seek answers in the death of his wife, a TV journalist who was investigating a story on kangaroo poaching. Carl meets Jake Cullen (Bill Kerr), a man obsessed with hunting down what he says is an enormous razorback boar that consumed his grandson. Joined by farmer Sarah Cameron (Arkie Whiteley), Carl and Jake set out to find the powerful beast.
21:00 Saturday 21st September 2019
ARMY OF DARKNESS (1992) | 82m | 1.85:1 |Dolby Stereo| Dir. Sam Raimi
The third in director Sam Raimi’s stylish, comic book-like horror trilogy that began with The Evil Dead (1982), this tongue-in-cheek sequel offers equal parts sword-and-sorcery-style action, gore, and comedy. Bruce Campbell returns as the one-armed Ash, now a supermarket employee (“Shop Smart…Shop S-Mart”) who is transported by the powers of a mysterious book back in time with his Oldsmobile ’88 to the 14th century medieval era. Armed only with a shotgun, his high school chemistry textbook, and a chainsaw that mounts where his missing appendage once resided, the square-jawed, brutally competent Ash quickly establishes himself as a besieged kingdom’s best hope against an “army of darkness” currently plaguing the land. Since the skeleton warriors have been resurrected with the aid of the Necronomicon, he agrees to face the enemy in battle. Ash also finds romance of a sort along the way with a beautiful damsel in distress, Sheila (Embeth Davidtz), and contends with his own doppelganger after mangling an important incantation
Individual Tickets also available for each film at www.shelleytheatre.co.uk